Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Townsley Family....And then there were 6!

Yes....it is true!  God has chosen to grow our family once again...this time biologically!  As most of you know, we have struggled with infertility off and on for the past 9 years.  We always said, we would be open to another child naturally if God blessed us again after the adoption of our 2nd and 3rd sons.  So...here we are...7 years later with a baby on the way. I am due in late December and we are excited!

I have to say, when we found out, I was excited, nervous, worried and not sure I can really swing this mom of 4 kids gig.  Truthfully, I can't, but I do know that God's plans are best and what he wants from me is daily dependence on Him.  For several years early in our marriage, there were times I even wondered if I wanted children.  As I processed through the realization of all the things I would miss and the truth that children are truly a blessing from the Lord, we started down the journey of building a family.

Parenting has been the hardest thing I have ever done in my life and there are many days that I struggle on a minute by minute basis to choose to love my children and point them to Jesus.  Being a parent is self-sacrificing in so many ways.  I am constantly asking for God to give me wisdom and understanding with our children as they make me angry and frustrated when they seem to make such unwise choices that cause them pain or more work for Matt and I.  However, the reality is, Matt and I are the only ones that have the opportunity to love, serve and show our kids that we are all sinners in need of our Savior Jesus.

So...with all that, we are excited to welcome another blessing into the Townsley family.  Are we all praying for a girl??!......maybe. :)

Just like us all here on this earth, God is never finished with changing, growing and refining us to be more like his son Jesus until we leave this earth.  Parenting and having another child is where God wants me to be right now so that I can fully depend and trust Him even more during this time in our lives.

We covet your prayers for our family.  Adoption is a beautiful thing but brings a lot of different dynamics into a family.  Pray that we would be intentional on loving both our biological and adoptive children equally and understanding their needs.  Pray for unity in our family and that we would always show Grace to our children, just as God has shown us grace.    

17 comments:

  1. I'm so happy for you!!!! The boys you were meant to have needed to take their place beside you all as you wait for the new little one!!! Yaya!!!

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    1. Yes!! God is simply amazing. Miss you Kimberly!!

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  2. Congratulations!! As a mom to 4, I totally get the anxiety/stress/worry/joy/beauty/excitement etc. :) You can do it girl! God is giving YOU this family and this story. What a blessing!!! Praying for each and every one of you!

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    1. Keshia! So great to hear from you. :) Thank you for your prayers and encouragement.

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  3. Hey hey to the Townsley Family! Can’t wait to meet all of you and help usher in the new one as a member of your new professional Family!

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    1. Thank you so much! Looking forward to meeting you too Dr. Sue! :)

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  4. Congratulations. I'm so excited for you. God was just waiting for the perfect time to bless you with another biological child. Congratulations again.

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    1. So, so true! So great to hear from you!!

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  5. ~ Townsley Family... I am teary-eyed as I read this exciting news! ❤️ I’m so happy for you and will be keeping you all in my prayers and close to my heart. Congratulations!!!

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    1. Jan! Thank you so much. We are so thankful to have you in our lives. :)

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  6. Wonderful news!! Grandpa and Grandma Townsley have enough love for all as I'm sure you do as well. I know this Townsley is very happy for your family! :)

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  7. I am so excited for you! And coming from a family with similar dynamics, you got this, and from a mother of 5, you got this!!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Rachel! I hope you are doing well out West! :)

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  8. Congratulations! And thanks for sharing your journey with the rest of us! We will be praying for your family

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  9. Congratulations! So happy for you.

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  10. Thanks for sharing on Facebook! You've had quite a journey since our talk many years ago about children! God has blessed 3, and soon to be 4, children with a wonderful family. You've got this! (With God and Matt's help!)

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